Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Match Report v Peppard and Stoke Row

Wow 😯 what a game today - 25 degrees and full sun and weren't we entertained!!!!

WCC won the toss and batted, and after the loss of 3 early wickets WCC consolidated and a fab elegant anchor role by Sid who got 98 who shared a 130-ish partnership with Nick Hill who got 42. When Nick fell, Tom Chappers came in and treated us to some fab extra cover drives and shots through mid wicket- WCC ended with 248 for 9 off their 40 overs.

Peppard and Stoke Row's reply was measured and they bided their time keeping wickets in the bank; however they were always behind the required run rate - WCC bowled fantastically well - well done Lyn, Tom Francis, Jonny G, Corm’s, Nick H. We had them needing over 20 from 8 balls but their Berks U17 player saw them home with some powerful hitting with 2 balls to spare, hitting an inside out 6 over cover. 

What a close great game - all 3 outcomes were in play in the last 20 mins of the game -it was squeaky bum time. I've played at WCC for nearly 30 years and don’t think I’ve seen 248 chased down at Home!! Nice beers afterwards with a great and strong opposition and we look forward to playing them at theirs next year.

Really good performance today gents. The oppo had a really good team out a mixture of 1st and 2nd, and we’re we’re more than a match for them. On another day we would have closed this out.

Tom was injured taking a high catch which hit him in the face - he is feeling better and hope he’s we’ll enough to play next week! Cheers all and well done - hugely enjoyable day.

Grogie

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